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The ESOL Odyssey · 3W ago

#ELLEdTech Chat: November 2017

Our next #ELLEdTech Twitter Chat is this Sunday, November 19 at 7pm EST. This month's topic is Teaching Holidays in a Culturally Sensitive Way. Join us to share your favorite tech tools and ...
The ESOL Odyssey · 1M ago

Breaking Out of Boredom: Using BreakoutEDU in Professional Development

Today I want to talk about one of the things I'm really excited about right now- using BreakoutEdu with teachers during Professional Development Workshops.Just before I attended the Google I...
The ESOL Odyssey · 2M ago

#ELLEdTech Twitter Chat: Tools to Support ELLs with Homework

Our next #ELLEdTech Twitter Chat is this Sunday, September 17 at 7pm EST. This month's topic is Tools to Support ELLs with Homework. Join us to share your favorite tech tools and learn about...
The ESOL Odyssey · 3M ago

Using Technology with Newcomers: Newcomer ELLs and Computer Time

Ok y'all. I'm about to get serious over here for a minute, and I'm going to say some things you might not want to hear. But, as an ELL Specialist, this is something that is incredibly import...
The ESOL Odyssey · 3M ago

WIDA's 15 Essential Actions for Educators of ELLs

This year, one of the initiatives of our ESOL department is to help our teachers understand and implement the 15 Essential Actions identified by WIDA for educators of ELLs. These actions sho...
The ESOL Odyssey · 3M ago

#ELLEdTech Chat: Tools that Facilitate Collaboration between ESL, Mainstream, and SPED Teachers

Our next #ELLEdTech Twitter Chat is this Sunday, August 20 at 7pm EST. This month's topic is Tools that Facilitate Collaboration between ESL, Mainstream, and SPED Teachers. Join us to share ...
The ESOL Odyssey · 4M ago

Modifying Instruction for Newcomer ELLs: Chunking

So, we've covered Scaffolding and Supports along with Comprehensible Input. That means it's time to dive into chunking- my third tip for modifying instruction for newcomers.What is "chunking...
The ESOL Odyssey · 5M ago

Modifying Instruction for Newcomer ELLs: Comprehensible Input

I'm sorry for having such a huge gap between my first two newcomer posts, and this one. The end of the school year was just so darn busy! The second tip I shared in the wayback to help you m...
The ESOL Odyssey · 7M ago

Modifying Instruction for Newcomer ELLs: Scaffolding and Supports

So, last time, I introduced you to 7 ways to modify instruction for newcomer ELLs. The first one on the list was Scaffolding and Support, so that's what today's post is going to focus on. Yo...
The ESOL Odyssey · 7M ago

Modifying Instruction for Newcomer ELLs

One of the toughest situations many teachers- ESOL and mainstream alike- deal with is receiving a newcomer student who doesn't speak any English. How do we include that student in learning a...